[FILMING LOCATION] Crazy Rich Asians Movie

The long-awaited movie is finally here and the Crazy Rich series is one of the few books I’ve been reading in recent years. I’ve yet to watch the movie (should be doing so in the next couple of days). Based on the article features and trailer clips, the film was filmed mainly in Singapore and

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Exploring Bali with Grab Taxi 2D1N itinerary

You’ve heard the stories, you’ve seen the pictures but.. is Grab and Uber really illegal in Bali? Well, apart from this news article (dated Apr 2016), I haven’t read much official news about it being absolutely illegal and banned in Bali or Indonesia so I guess the drivers are kind of like in the grey

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Artbox Singapore – Visit on Day 1

Being a massive ‘fan’ of Artbox’s Thailand edition (You can read my reviews where I can’t get enough of the beef – Sep 2015 & Dec 2016), I was really looking forward to the Singapore edition and yes I visited them 3 times on the first day – at 3PM, 5PM and 10PM. This highly anticipated

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Day Trip in Nusa Penida – Private Driver

If you’re thinking of visiting Nusa Penida but You don’t ride a motorbike or don’t intend to rent one (Note: the terrain in this island is quite bad – rocky, hilly, bumpy, muddy. It is definitely not for amateur riders. If you are doubting yourself, don’t do it.) You don’t want to be a pillion of

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Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongon – Costing and Itinerary

If you ask people for recommendations in Bali, most people who have been there (including the locals) will recommend the usual places like “Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud” or perhaps the famous monkey “infested” Uluwatu Temple. (If you prefer a more conventional trip report, you can read my 4D3N experience back in 2014 here.) However, this

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Escape to hidden paradise – the southern islands

Feel like having a short getaway but don’t want to go too far? You can consider a day trip out to the less-known Southern Islands of Singapore. Presently, Singapore has approximately 60 islands (according to Wiki) and the popular ones are Sentosa, Pulau Tekong, Jurong Island and Pulau Ubin. Recently, Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon) is

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My $38 Weekend Trip to Batam, Pacific Palace Hotel

Every Monday morning, Colleagues will usually ask “How’s your weekend?” Are you sick of answering them with boring answers like “Sleeping”, “Shopping” and “Watching TV” ? Head over to our neighbouring island, Batam, for a cheap and relaxing weekend without applying for any leave! (I shall attempt more adventurous weekend trips in time to come..) We

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